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Second Great Seal of King Richard I

Second Great Seal of King Richard I.png From the Great Seal of Alexander I, King of ScotlandThumbnailsFirst Great Seal of King Richard IFrom the Great Seal of Alexander I, King of ScotlandThumbnailsFirst Great Seal of King Richard IFrom the Great Seal of Alexander I, King of ScotlandThumbnailsFirst Great Seal of King Richard I

Second Great Seal of Richard I. Drawn from impressions in the British Museum : Harl. Charter, 43, C. 31, and Select Seals, xvi. 1; and Carlton Ride Seals, H 17. The armour, though differently expressed from that of the first seal, is probably intended to represent the same fabric ; namely, interlinked chain-mail. The tunic is still of a length which seems curiously ill-adapted to the adroit movements of a nimble warrior. The shield of the monarch is one of the most striking monuments of the Herald's art: the vague ornament of Richard's earlier shield has given place to the Three Lions Passant Gardant so familiar to us all in the royal arms of the present day. The king wears the plain goad spur, and is armed with the great double-edged sword, characteristic of the period. The saddle is an excellent example of the War-saddle of this date.

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Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe
By John Hewitt
Published in 1855
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